At BRI, safety is paramount. We have no greater asset than our employees and clients, and we have a direct responsibility to them in providing all reasonable safeguards for their health and safety. We also have a responsibility to direct and insure that employees perform their assigned tasks in a safe working manner. Most of all, we have a responsibility to develop safety awareness in our people.
In our line of work, our employment environment ranges from the cubicle to the corn field and everything in between. We visit the homes of people affected by project alignments. We routinely walk property lines and meet with large groups of the public. This creates a broad spectrum of issues surrounding the safety of our people. As a result, specific safety plans must be developed not just for our offices, but for the various projects we provide services to. No two safety plans will be the same, but they will contain similar elements.
In considering all aspects of safety in regards to our locations and scope of work, we look at elements such as the following:
- Define the scope of work.
- Identify and analyze risk/potential hazards and mitigation efforts of those risks (could be in the form of a JHA).
- Incident reporting procedures.
- Emergency response procedures, including company emergency personnel, title and contact numbers; local clinics names, addresses, and phone numbers; local hospital names, addresses, and phone numbers.
- Emergency procedures for emergencies related to the area working in.
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) required.
- Ensure all persons involved understand and comply with the plan, including a signature page.
- Documents such as a Job Hazard Analysis, Incident Report, etc.
Family is the cornerstone of BRI, and we want all of our employees to return safely to theirs each day.